Counselling in HIV/AIDS is an important element of HIV care. It deals with the psychological needs of the individuals with HIV. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, attitudes and skills of health workers to identify, prepare and support HIV positive individuals to prevent HIV transmission and provide on-going support to the HIV infected.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Identify goals of HIV/AIDS counselling
Explain qualities and basic skills of an effective counsellor
Explain importance of confidentiality.
Explain essential concepts of HIV counseling.
Describe the HIV Counsellor’s roles and tasks.
Identify the stages of counselling process and corresponding skills.
Practice counselling skills.
Describe steps in the behavior change process.
Facts about HIV/AIDS.
Goals of HIV/AIDS counselling.
Basic counselling skills.
Stages of counselling process.
Essential counselling concepts.
Exploring value-loaded statements.
Qualities of an effective counsellor.
HIV/AIDS confidentiality guidelines.
Counsellor’s personal resources.
Care, coping and social support at the workplace.
MoH reporting tools.
This course is designed for all staff working with HIV/AIDS service organizations including:
This is a session course with illustrative PowerPoint sessions, videos, live tutorials and discussions.